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coming up in my full forecast. first, let's check in with jillian for a look at traffic. good morning. >> good morning. we are accident-free. it's a really good start on the highways. this is a live look at center city philadelphia, the vine strees xr street expressway, westbound making their way to 76. 76 is quiet. 95 is also free of any accidents. for drivers in chester county, this is a live look at route 100 at commerce drive. you can see that is quiet. 202 is also clear. so is the route 30 bypass. heading out on 422 eastbound, from route 29 down to route 23, you can see speeds averaging in the mid-50s the entire length of the way. once you get to that interchange where 422 meets with the pennsylvania turnpike and 76, then speeds slow down to 50 miles per hour, but we are not reporting any delays at all. vai? jillian, there is more fallout from the ray rice case. the president of the new jersey senate is calling for an investigation into how rice's punishment was handled following an attack on his future wife that was all caught on video. nbc 10's jesse gary is live at
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the atlantic county prosecutors office in mays landing. while the prosecutor faces scrutiny, the recently released video is having an impact on the football star, and we're not even talking about his salary. >> reporter: that's exactly right, vai. the athletic and shoe company, nike, has dropped ray rice from its endorsement deal and the gaming company ea sports have removed him from their football game. for his part, rice says the firestorm that's swirling around him hasn't dimmed his spirits. let's go ahead, take a look at our video. in an interview with a national sports network, rice says, "i have to be strong for my wife. she is so strong. we are in good spirits. we have a lot of people praying for us and we will continue to support each other." that comes after new video showing the former baltimore ravens running back knocking his then fiancee unconscious with a left hook inside an atlantic city casino elevator last winter. janay rice took to instagram,
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writing in part "no one knows that the pain that the media and unwanted opinions in the public has caused my family." she vows to show the world what true love is. >> people have their own reasons for doing things, and i would urge people not to be too judgmental about anything she might say, because we're not walking in her shoes. >> reporter: coming up in the next hour, why a woman who was violently assaulted might want to stay with her attacker. we'll have that in the next hour. live outside the atlantic city prosecutor's office in atlantic county, jesse gary, nbc 10 news. president obama will speak to the country on the isis threat and how to deal with it. yesterday he told congressional leaders he has the authority he needs to take action against isis in syria and iraq. the white house said president obama will go forward without a formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military plan against isis. you can watch the president's address live tonight at 9:00 here on nbc 10 and on
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and a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows americans are unhappy with president obama's handling of foreign policy. only 32% approve of the job he's doing with international affairs. the president's overall job approval stands at 40%, tying an all-time low, but the poll also showed 61% support more u.s. military action against isis. and now to the casino crisis in atlantic city. a bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled this morning for trump entertainment resorts. the company and its casinos filed bankruptcy protection yesterday. it also announced that the trump taj mahal will shut down in november. trump plaza is already scheduled to close next week. today's hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and the new jersey labor department is hosting a career fair today for casino workers who lost their jobs in the recent casino closings. the fair starts at 10:00 a.m. this morning at the atlantic city convention center. meantime, a resource center for the displaced casino workers
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that opened last week at the convention center will run through today. this morning, the defense will begin presenting its case in the trial of christina regusters. she's accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from bryant elementary school in cobbs creek in january of last year and sexually assaulting her. regusters' family insists that she is innocent. her mother and sister broke their silence and talked to nbc 10 yesterday. they said the defendant portrayed in court is not the christina regusters they know. her mother did not want to appear on camera, but here's what she said. >> i'm hearing all of this, you know, evidence that they have, and i just don't believe it. i don't believe it and i won't believe it. like, the person they're describing, that's not my daughter. >> now, the defense attorney told nbc 10 that he may call two or three witnesses today, but did not confirm if one of those would be christina regusters herself. a preliminary hearing is set today in philadelphia for a man charged with killing two women. james mears is accused in the
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august murders of dolly evans and ruby thomas. it happened at a home on vista street in the holmesburg section. police say mears was staying with the two women. they believe the murders took place after mears tried to rob one of them. now from our south jersey bureau, two people are under arrest in an attempted armed robbery and shooting at a burlington county liquor store. a surveillance camera captured it all. police say two men walked into town liquor in florence township last month. they demanded money, threatened the clerk. one of the suspects fired his gun and hit the wall of the store, but the clerk wasn't hurt. the pair ran out empty-handed. josh pender was booked for robbery and aggravated assault. a 16-year-old faces similar charges. and police are looking for a third suspect. they say rachel lavelle allegedly drove the getaway car. now, being a burglar can really take a lot out of you. i don't know from personal experience, but i'm just told. check this guy out and you'll understand why. police in florida found this guy
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passed out inside a home with, yeah, a bag of jewelry right next to him. a woman who entered the home to clean it discovered the suspect sleeping and then she called the police. when the cops arrived, they took a photo, as you saw, woke him up, and slapped the handcuffs on him. the man was charged with burglary. a man is swallowed by rushing floodwaters. up next, the story behind this dramatic video and who was inside that van before it went over the edge. and a colorful accident on a california highway as thousands of oranges rolled on to the road. and it's going to feel like fall once again today, but summer will make its return tomorrow. i'm tracking temperatures close to 90 degrees and also storms. i'll let you know how long the weather will stick around coming up in my first alert forecast. life's super scary sounds.
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and sneaking in without moving the bed.
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and sneaking in without lifemoving the bed.sounds. 5:38. and flooding triggered by tropical storm norbert led to
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this incredible scene on a highway north of las vegas. floodwaters swept this van off the road and into a ravine there. a police officer and some passersby managed to pull a man and a woman from inside that van to safety. good morning. a mild start to your wednesday, and we are going to stay below average today. but as we head into tomorrow, we are tracking another warm day. it's going to feel more like summer, the middle of summer as we head into tomorrow. then we're tracking the return of storms as you head home on your thursday. but for philadelphia right now, we're at 68 degrees, just a few clouds. our humidity's at 68%. wind speeds out of the east-northeast at 7 miles per hour. and throughout the rest of the region, temperatures in the poconos at 58 degrees. we're at 63 in dover, 67 in wilmington, 64 this morning in millville. quiet conditions for us. so nothing to report on our first alert radar. but as we push into tomorrow, that will change. so, mostly cloudy skies, but we're also tracking this area of
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low pressure that's bringing rain right now to parts of minneapolis, chicago, stretching down into st. louis. part of this system is going to transition a little bit closer to us. the main part of this system's going to stay to the north. you can see that there. we'll see a cold front tailing the system, and that's what's going to help trigger some of our thunderstorms as we head into tomorrow. so, we'll see our temperatures warming up and then this cold front's going to move through our region. by 2:00 p.m., we'll start to see thunderstorms moving in through part of our area here by 5:00 p.m. expect the suburbs to be dealing with mostly thunderstorm activity. then closer to 5:00-6:00, right over your evening commute, we're still dealing with moderate rainfall. thunderstorms expected, wilmington, philadelphia, stretching into trenton, then south jersey's up next, closer to the shore. we won't be done with all this thunderstorm activity until closer to 10:00, 11:00 at night. then the rest of that system pushes offshore. we'll see clearing as we head into your friday. and we'll also see our temperatures dropping right back down. so, our average for this time of year 81 degrees. today will be a little bit below
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that average at 79. and then take a look at what happens tomorrow, 89 degrees for our daytime high. that's before all the rain comes in and the cold front moves in and cools us back down for your friday. bus stop forecast, a crisp start to the morning, temperatures range between 65 and 69 degrees. and your seven-day forecast shows that big-time warm-up. the storms for tomorrow. but the cold front drops us right back down. 78 degrees. and it sets us up for a cooler weekend, well below the average heading into saturday and sunday, but we track another chance of rain on saturday. it's 5:41. you may be getting dressed or eating breakfast. we want to help you out, navigating your way to school, work, or perhaps the airport. >> wherever you're going. jillian mele is watching all the roads. >> if you're heading to the airport, 95 is looking pretty good in that area. we're not reporting any accidents on the highways, but we have our first accident of the morning in west philadelphia. 34th street at powellton avenue. use caution at that intersection. zooming out a little bit, you can see average speeds across the board in the mid-50s for
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most of the highways, including 76, the blue route and 202. 65 miles per hour is the average speed right now on the pennsylvania turnpike. this is a live look at 76. that's westbound at city avenue. so, the delays that we're used to seeing a little bit later in the morning haven't started just yet. i anticipate that changing in the next 30 minutes or so. so, i will keep you updated on all of the delays as they form. the boulevard is also quiet. that's southbound as drivers make their way from fox street to 76. tracy? we have new video from california. pretty good video. take a look. no one was hurt when a truckload of oranges -- those are oranges -- tipped over near san diego yesterday. thousands of oranges spilled from their bins. police shut down the road while crews cleaned up the fruit. septa workers catch a fare-jumper in the act. next, we'll tell you about the extreme act that this teenager took to try to get a free ride. and one jersey shore town takes early action to protect its coastline. we will tell you what's happening next month to put a stop to beach erosion.
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5:45 right now. a live look at center city from our camera atop the comcast center. a cool morning, but we will experience a warm-up. find out when with meteorologist brittney shipp in two minutes. a 16-year-old faces charges, including assaulting a police officer, after an incident at a
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septa train station. and you can see it here. officials say the student got into a scuffle with police at the erie-torresdale station on monday afternoon because his trans pass wasn't working. so, the 16-year-old jumped the turnstile, climbed on top of a waiting train, and surveillance video shows those are commuters yelling at him to get off. >> at that point, a westbound train heading back in from center city is pulling into the station. the juvenile then jumps from the eastbound train route to the westbound train route, right where the engineer is. >> the student was finally arrested after he jumped off the train and ran back to the other side of the platform. decision 2014. we have the results from yesterday's primary election in delaware. in the republican race for u.s. senate, kevin wade beat out carl smink by a large margin, as you see there. wade will face democratic incumbent now chris coons in november. in the state treasurers race, kenneth simpler beat cheryl valenzuela for the republican
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nomination. simpler will take on democrat shawn barney in the general election. barney ran unopposed after chip flower withdrew from the race. residents of one jersey shore town are calling for action to combat beach erosion. residents of strathmere, cape may county, say it's put them on high alert. they say the ocean has been taking over portions of the inlet state park and bird sanctuary and they're afraid strathmere is next. the u.s. army corps of engineers is set to dump stand in the area by late october, but some neighbors say they really need a long-term fix. >> the sand will be here and will offer some protection for a little while, but in three or four, five years, they'll be back at it. >> the township officials say the state simply can't afford to build a permanent barrier. good morning. here's a live look at citizens bank park. it will be a nice evening, if you plan on heading out to the
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phillies game tonight. we'll see temperatures by the time the game starts closer to the high 70s. that's going to be our high for today. a nice day on tap for us, a one-day warm-up will push into the high 80s tomorrow, but we are also tracking storms. that will help cool us down along with the cold front that will drop us right back down into the high 70s by friday. for philadelphia, 68 degrees, partly cloudy skies, humidity's at 68%, wind speeds out of the east-northeast at 7 miles per hour. so, a mild start as you head out the door, get the kids ready for school. 68 degrees in northeast philadelphia, 65 in mt. holly, 61 in atlantic city, 63 this morning in dover. some of our beach communities, lewis at 69 degrees. we also have a coastal flood advisory to tell you about. high rip currents are possible as we head into the rest of today, and tidal flooding. so, really be careful along your beach communities, down the shore, and your delaware beaches as we head into the rest of your wednesday. our first alert radar shows that we're pretty quiet, just a few clouds for us.
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but we are going to see changes as we head into tomorrow. not just with our temperatures warming all the way into the high 90s, but we also track the chance of thunderstorms closer to 2:00. that's when we'll start to see the rain and thunderstorms moving into our area. it will hit the poconos, allentown, reading first. this line will continue to transition closer to the i-95 corridor. this is by 5:00, 6:00, affecting your evening commute if you live in these areas here and closer to the suburbs. south jersey little bit later, 7:00 p.m. thenz we are talking about more thunderstorm activity, heavier rainfall starting to move into parts of south jersey, and then right along the shore. still lingering closer to the shore by 10:00, 11:00 at night, eventually clearing up and clearing out, even with the clouds. so, as we head into friday, it is going to be a nice day, but tomorrow's going to feel like another summer day. today feeling closer to fall. 79 degrees in allentown and in quakertown. 78 in reading. 80 degrees in doylestown. 79 the high today in northeast philadelphia. mid-70s right here along the
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shore. 75 in atlantic city, 76 in cape may, 77 in rehoboth beach today. and across the philadelphia area, 79 in philly, 80 degrees in wilmington. and for the rest of today, expect our temperatures to mainly range between 77 and 80 before we warm up tomorrow. >> all right, brittney, thanks. ten minutes before 6:00. most students are back to school, most people are just starting to get used to more traffic because of the school buses. >> jillian mele in our first alert traffic center with all the details. jill? >> good morning, guys. good morning to you at home as well. we still have this accident we're following in west philadelphia. 34th street at powelton avenue, also a disabled vehicle in north hills, mount carmel avenue at central avenue. this is 95 at cottman avenue. we're starting to see volume as drivers make their way southbound in the midst of this long-term construction zone. drive times not looking too bad, but that's going to change as we start to see more of that volume building out there on 95. in chester county, the route 30 bypass is still pretty quiet. this is eastbound at route 340. later in the morning, this is
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where we start to see a delay, on the route 30 bypass. but as you can see now, it is a good time to head out there. 76 is still free of any big delays or accidents and no problems to report on route 202. vai? drama on stage at the miss america pageant, and it had nothing to do with the actual competition. plus, a sneak peek at the fancy footwear that will be worn by the ladies during this weekend's parade. plus, a look at the random act of kindness that's being spread on social media across the country.
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just about 6:00 this morning, five, six minutes before. 67 degrees. taking a live look at citizens bank park, where the phillies will play again the pirates this evening. but last night they won 4-3. freddy galvis hitting his second home run of the season. brittney shipp will be along with her first alert forecast in a couple minutes. officials at the nebraska medical center say a doctor being treated for ebola is improving. they say dr. rick sacra has become more alert and interactive. meanwhile, a fourth patient with ebola arrived at emory university hospital in atlanta yesterday. that patient is a doctor with
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the world health organization. last month, two other americans who contracted ebola were treated at emory and recovered. an anonymous donor is pledging $10 million to rutgers university to fund cancer research. over the next two years, the money will help advance the treatment of patients with rare and resistant cancers that don't respond to standard therapies. the donation will also increase the number of patients that the rutgers cancer institute can treat in clinical trials. and from our delaware bureau, governor jack markell has signed a new law that aims to clear up some confusion surrounding the rights of pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace. it calls on employers to make reasonable accommodations to allow women time to pump breast milk in a private location. last week we told you about a woman who works for the state. she filed a complaint after she says her supervisor would not help her find a private place to pump. the bill also states employers should provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant women, including frequent breaks
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and periodic rest. now from our jersey shore bureau, preliminary events continue today at the miss america pageant in atlantic city following a scare on the first night of competition. miss rhode island collapsed on stage. ivy depew was taken to the hospital for treatment. pageant officials say she got overheated and fainted, but she's going to be just fine. meantime, contestants from florida and ohio won the first night of preliminary competition at boardwalk hall last night. earlier in the day, we got to see the fancy footwear the contestants will wear in their show us your shoes parade saturday night. that's always fun. a new miss america will be crowned sunday night. and happening today, we'll get our first look at the region's newest arena. the ppl center in allentown. grand opening week will begin later this morning with local officials shooting ceremonial hockey pucks at the entrance on hamilton street. i'd like to see that. the flyers' minor league team, the phantoms, will play at this new arena. the center will seat up to 10,000 people for concerts, ice
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shows, concerts and scholastic sports. an act of kindness by an indianapolis police officer is caught on camera by an nba star, and now it's getting tens of thousands of likes and retweets on social media. pacers center roy hibbert came across the scene on a downtown street. a police officer stopped to talk to a homeless man. his name is fred. he was panhandling. but instead of giving him trouble, the police officer gave the man a pair of boots. >> size 10 boots no one give someone. i said, i know someone that can use them, so he gave them to me. >> the homeless man says he's thankful for anything he gets and was happy to pass the boots on to someone who could wear them. britain's prince harry is known for loving a good party, and the one he threw last night was for a good cause. you're looking at the kickoff party for the annual invictus games, which feature wounded warriors from around the world. some 400 competitors from 13 countries will take part in wheelchair sports and other contests. prince harry's party for the
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athletes was held at the home of the u.s. ambassador in london. what a great way to use the place there. >> yeah. you're watching nbc 10 news. "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. the defense will begin presenting its case today in the trial of a woman accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from school. and the president gets set to address the nation and present his plan for dealing with the threat from isis militants. we'll have a preview of what he might say. expect cloudy and cool weather again today. it is 67 degrees right now, but changes are on the way for the rest of the week. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm vai sikahema. it is wednesday, september 10th, 2014. let's get right to nbc 10 first alert meteorologist brittney shipp with her forecast. >> good morning. it's going to feel like summer as we head into tomorrow, but for today, temperatures staying below average. mostly cloudy skies right now to start off your wednesday
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morning, and our temperatures are mild. 67 degrees right now at nbc 10, but a closer look at how your day's going to break down. we will see temperatures at 68 degrees as we head into your 6:00 hour. by noon, 74. mild conditions even at 6:00 p.m. at 78. a really nice day on tap for us, but by tomorrow, we push into the high 80s, close to 90 degrees. plus, i'm tracking the return of storms. i'll break it all down for you in my first alert forecast coming up. but for now, we'll check in with jillian for a closer look at traffic. >> good morning. we have two accidents we're following. this is a new accident in lower frederick township, gravel pike out near big road. use caution there. we also still have an accident in west philadelphia, 34th street at powelton avenue. taking you outside to 76, this is right at conshohocken, the eastbound side. you can see both directions fairly quiet right now. and the only spot where we're really starting to see some volume is 95 southbound right at cottman. for drivers in new jersey, 42 freeway, that's northbound as drivers pass creek road and head
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out to the bridges. bridges are still clear and majors in delaware are accident-free. tracy. this morning the defense presents its case in the trial of the woman accused of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old philadelphia girl. the defense attorney has not confirmed whether christina regusters will take the stand in her own defense today. nbc 10's katy zachry's live outside the criminal justice center with what her attorney is saying will happen today. katy, tell us more. >> reporter: well, tracy, there is a gag order with this case, so lawyers cannot talk about testimony or specifics of the case, but we have heard from defense attorney fred harrison jr. that he expects to call two to three witnesses to the stand when the defense takes over later this morning. now, for the last 11 days, the prosecution laid out its case. 21-year-old christina regusters, a former child care worker, is accused of kidnapping a young girl from her cobbs creek school in january of 2013. police say regusters walked the victim to her home several blocks away where she kept the victim for nearly 24 hours,


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